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Man is charged with murder for shooting death near Fair Grove Prosecutors charged Carlton Wallace, 37, with second-degree murder and armed criminal action on Tuesday afternoon.  He is accused of shooting a 26-year-old woman in the head on Monday.   The shooting happened at their home southwest of Fair Grove, which is owned by Wallace's mother, Esther Wallace.  We do not yet know the exact relationship between Carlton Wallace and the shooting victim.  Court records show Wallace ...

Ozarks native takes stage as part of 'Wicked' cast Broadway smash 'Wicked' has now moved from the Emerald City to the Queen City for a two week run.  Playing the green witch's father and other roles is Marshfield, Missouri, native Wayne Schroder. "I think most of us know what it feels like to be different," Wayne Schroder said. "It's an examination of good and evil and what we call good and evil and how complex that ...

Below normal temperatures with a nice warm-up in store Highs today in the low 30s. ...

Mother pleads guilty in child malnourishment case A mother from Springfield whose daughter was found malnourished in the fall of 2014 avoided a bench trial with a guilty plea on Tuesday.  Her boyfriend, Dustin Richard, is still awaiting a ruling on whether he's guilty. Kaylah Hill was charged with child abuse because prosecutors believed the 4-year-old girl was malnourished over a long period.  According to the probable cause statement, medical staff at a ...

Welfare verification wins initial approval in Missouri House JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Legislation requiring a private company to scrutinize Missouri's welfare rolls has won initial approval in the House. Under the bill endorsed Tuesday, the state would hire a company to check people's eligibility for programs such as food stamps. The company would flag cases for state employees to investigate. Bill sponsor Rep. Marsha Haefner said the proposal could save more than $20 million ...

Public safety meeting is tonight in Sparta Christian County Sheriff Brad Cole and officers from the neighborhood watch task force will give a presentation at an event sponsored by the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 7 at HOPE of Sparta Church Fellowship Hall (200 North Avenue, Sparta, Mo 65753) The officers will give advice on protecting your family, home and business from becoming a victim of crime.  Sparta ...

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Pizarro fires Bremen into German Cup semis
Bremen's midfielder Florian Grillitsch celebrates during the German Cup quarter final football match against Bayern Leverkusen on February 9, 2016Veteran Claudio Pizarro helped seal Werder Bremen's 3-1 German Cup quarter-final win at ten-man Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday by playing a key role in the shock victory. There was a strong Latin American flavour at Leverkusen's BayArena as Bremen booked their place in April's semi-finals. Mexico's Javier Hernandez put Leverkusen ahead, then Bremen's Argentinian centre-back Santiago Garcia levelled before Brazilian defender Wendell was sent off for Bayer just before the half-time break.

Record 98 shark attacks worldwide in 2015
The United States was the leading country for shark attacks by far in 2015 with 59, followed by Australia (18) and South Africa (8)A record of 98 shark attacks took place worldwide last year, the highest number ever recorded, a US university said Tuesday, citing warmer waters and more beachgoers as possible explanations. The United States was the leading country for shark attacks by far with 59, followed by Australia (18) and South Africa (8). Of the US attacks, 30 occurred in the southeastern state of Florida, while Hawaii saw the only shark-related death.

Judge, not armchair 'Serial' detectives, to decide retrial
BALTIMORE (AP) — Prompted by a podcast that turned millions of listeners into armchair detectives, a judge will now decide whether to grant a new trial to a man convicted as a teenager of murdering his high school girlfriend.

Sikh man blocked by Mexican airline satisfied with apology
MEXICO CITY (AP) — An Indian-American actor and designer who wasn't allowed to board a Mexico City-to-New York flight after refusing to remove his turban said Tuesday that he is satisfied with an apology from the airline.

Broncos parade through Denver, leave questions for later
Annabelle Bowlen, left, wife of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, holds up the Lombardi Trophy while her mother, Joan Spencer, looks on at a rally following a parade through downtown Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 in Denver. Fans crowded into Denver's downtown to salute the Broncos for the team's victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of fans cheered the Denver Broncos as the Super Bowl champions paraded through downtown Tuesday, putting aside some big questions about the future of the team for now.